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When Physics Meets Politics View more presentations from Post Carbon Institute Below is the text of a 30 minute presentation I delivered recently to a local group of Democrats. The corresponding slides, for those who are interested, can be viewed here. [SLIDE 1] Thanks for the introduction. I wanted to speak very briefly with you […]
Leave it to the bombing campaign in Libya to remind us that the ongoing horror in Japan isn’t the only thing to lose sleep over. Japan and the North Africa/Middle East region are each about five thousand miles away from us here in the US, in opposite directions, but we’ve got one eye glued on […]
Tis the season of giving and Oprah is in a giving mood. For most of the last decade, the TV personality and cultural trend setter has annually bestowed upon unsuspecting studio audiences a smorgasbord of gifts, large and small. The reaction of audiences is almost impossible to believe, let alone describe. I have to admit […]
There’s a lot to digest in Michael Lewis’ The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine but I was particularly struck by a passage at the very end of the book, which I think aptly describes one of the major obstacles to properly understanding the costs and consequences of our globalized, industrial way of life — […]